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Father Charlie Chilufya, SJ, on the economy, Africa and justice

Last month in Toronto, F. Chilufya (economist and Director of the Jesuit Conference's Justice and Environmental Network of Africa and Madagascar) gave a conference entitled “Africa: Tax Justice and the Common Good,” organized by Canadian Jesuits International. He denounced the accounting creativity of large firms which are very expensive for Africa, preventing it from having fair access to food and medication. He also underlined that Canada bears its share of the problem and he encouraged Canadians to care about this issue of moral justice. To read more, click here. Or view a video interview by clicking here.

A Webinar with Kim Daniels on Communications and the Crisis in the Church (May 8th)

Responding to the sexual abuse scandal in the Church is a huge challenge. And that’s why the Jesuit Conference's Office of Communications and Vocation Promotion invited Kim Daniels, associate director of Georgetown University’s Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, to present a Webinar on this subject on May 8th. To register for free, click here.

A reflection on the sense of grief felt by the public in light of the fire at Notre-Dame de Paris (May 6th)

On May 6th, at Saint Joseph Chapel (Regis College, Toronto), five panelists will reflect upon the meaning of the public grieving caused by the recent fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. They will attempt to understand the reaction of loss and worry which mobilized so many people across the world, beyond language, culture and belief. Participants are asked to submit their questions in advance. For more details about this free event, click here.

The Sacrée Belle Soirée d'Humour is back (May 9th)

Do you feel like having a good laugh and making a difference in this world? Jessy Sheehy, Franky, Daniel Grenier, JC Surette and Léa Stréliski will be the guest performers at the Sacrée Belle Soirée d'Humour at the Gesù (Montreal) on May 9th. Profits from this event enable Jesuit humanitarian and community ministries to continue their work with the most vulnerable in society. To purchase your tickets, click here.

Pope's May prayer intention: For the Church in Africa

In his prayer intention for the month of May 2019, Pope Francis calls us to pray that the Church in Africa may be the seed of unity among her peoples and a sign of hope for the continent. It has become the custom of Pope Francis to release a video message detailing his prayer intention for each month. To view the video, click here.





Recent News

Father Jean-Marie Rocheleau died on May 20, 2019, in the infirmary of Richelieu. He was in his 101st year and in religious life for 84 years. He is known to host the "Radio Sacré-Cœur" programs. He dedicated himself to giving the Spiritual Exercises to religious sisters, especially in Quebec.

May 16, 2019 — This past Saturday, May 11, the Jesuit Province of Canada celebrated the priestly ordination of Adam Douglas Hincks, SJ (Canada) and Edward Dawson Penton, SJ (Canada) and 5 diaconal ordinations at Saint Paul's Basilica in Toronto.

May 16, 2019 — Here is a brief summary of news and events that have happened or will happen in the next few days.

May 16, 2019 — The Jesuit Curia in Rome has just published a set of resources entitled: “Praying with the Preferences”, which provides seven documents to enable the reader not only to pray but to enter more deeply into the journey of renewal and conversion offered by the UAP.

Father Gilles Morissette died in the evening of May 12, 2019, at the infirmary of Richelieu. He was in his 80th year and in religious life for 56 years. He devoted much of his time to spiritually accompanying people "who have been placed on his way".

May 16, 2019 — The magazines Relations and Au cœur du monde have just launched their new editions. These have us travlling to various places leading us to view the world in a critical and contemplative manner.

May 16, 2019 — From May 1 to 3, dozens of Directors of Apostolates gathered at the Villa St. Martin retreat centre in Montreal. They began to reflect about that very same question: how to start appropriating the UAP in our local Canadian contexts.

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